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Vientiane (VNA) – Laos as of July 23 recorded 15,559 dengue fever cases with 34 died of the disease, according to the Lao News Agency KPL.

The Laos’ Ministry of Health has sent officials to remote areas to guide locals how to prevent the mosquito-borne disease as well as to kill mosquito larva.

At the same time, the ministry has popularised preventive measures against dengue fever through the mass media and Facebook, while encouraging people to seek medical assistance when they find any symptom of the disease.

The ministry warned the community to prevent the spreading of the disease by following doctors’ guidelines.

According to the World Health Organisation, dengue is one of the fastest emerging infections and is currently the most rapidly spreading viral disease known. There is also no specific treatment or vaccine available to prevent deaths.-VNA